New Business Guide

The Town of Miami Lakes is at the forefront of providing its business owners with information and support to help their businesses “Grow Beautifully”. This guide seeks to help you along the way by providing resources and basic information to get you started in the right direction.


Step One

Choose your location. Before speaking with a Zoning Information Specialist, go to the Town Website to learn more about the property you wish to purchase or rent for your business. Confirm with the Zoning Department that the desired use is allowed in the zoning district where you are looking to locate your business by calling (305)364-6100 or via email at


Step Two

Click here for the Certificate of Use Application and Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Application. Once both applications and requirements have been filled out and met, submit paperwork with the Building Department. For questions, contact the Town’s Building Department via email at or by phone at (305) 364-6100.

Click here for the necessary steps before submitting the application.


Step Three

All documents and applications will be submitted to Miami Dade Fire and DERM, you will be contacted via email for Fee’s, once paid their review process will commence.


Step Four

Once you have obtained Miami Dade Fire and DERM approval, a final Zoning Inspection will be performed, and you will receive an email regarding your BTR payment. Once paid, you shall receive your Certificate of Use and you BTR via email.

*Please note: Each agency or professional business office is required to have a business tax receipt and each professional working out of such location is required to appear as a Licensee.